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SC State Fire Class Announcemnets

New Online Course Available! The Functional Fitness for Public Safety online class is an awareness program bringing the elements of wellness and health together. Whether your department is in the beginning stages of building a fitness program, making changes to current policies, or just needs…

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State Fire offers NFA’s Residential Sprinkler Plan Review

In February 2018, State Fire is offering a free NFA course at the South Carolina Fire Academy. Residential Sprinkler Plan Review provides primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems including National Fire Protection Association 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA…

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Last day to register! – NFA Best Practices in Community Risk-Reduction

With recent weather related events in Texas and Florida, our communities are at risk to danger with hurricanes and other natural disasters. However, there is also a risk in our everyday lives we need to be aware of and prevent – whether it be in…

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South Carolina State Fire – Fire Scene 2017

  South Carolina State Fire is hosting Fire Scene 2017 at the South Carolina Fire Academy September 16-17. This two-day event provides an opportunity for firefighters of all levels of experience to further their careers through a variety of courses. The featured course this year…

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Deadline Friday, August 25 – Fire Officer III Course Offering

South Carolina Fire Academy is partnering with Maryland Fire Rescue Institute to offer Fire Officer III to members of the state’s fire service. The course dates include Sept. 25-29 (1st week) and Oct. 16-20 (2nd week). The course objective is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address the…

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Volunteer and Career Service Paths

The State of South Carolina is rich in resources to train our state firefighters. In an effort to provide a framework for these resources the Training and Education Committee was tasked with developing a training pathway. The vision of the pathway was to develop a…

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Technical Rescuer Pilot

The S.C. Fire Academy is seeking students for the new Technical Rescuer (3310) pilot on January 20-22, 2016 at the Columbia campus. This revised program, when combined with the Introduction to Technical Rescue (3309) provides the students with the foundation to technical rescue and meets…

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New online course: Introduction to Technical Rescue

S.C. Fire Service, Today, the S.C. Fire Academy is making available online its Introduction to Technical Rescue (3309) course. This certificate course awards two hours of transcript credit and introduces the emergency responder to technical rescue. For Introduction to Technical Rescue (3309) enrollment information, click…

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